I'm interested in enhancing knowledge of social and operational elements of sustainable forestry and natural resource management. My work is multi-disciplinary by nature and often draws on both social and natural sciences.
- Analyzing the efficacy of artificially tipping over trees for ecological objectives using a single-grip harvester: a time study in Western Upper Peninsula, MI
- Assessing effects of machine traffic, slash volume, and snowpack on soil compaction following a cut-to-length winter harvest.
- Evaluating the effectiveness of various forest road surfacing treatments on mitigating sediment transport and rutting using rainfall simulations
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:
Kelly, M.C., R.H. Germain and S. Bick. 2017. Impacts of forestry best management practices on logging costs and productivity in the Northeast U.S.A. Journal of Forestry, 115(6): 503-512 https://doi.org/10.5849/jof.2016-031
Augilar, F.X. and M.C. Kelly. In review. Public policy and markets as dynamic instruments coupling social
and natural systems through family forest owners. Submitted to: Landscape and Urban Planning.
Kelly, M.C. and R.H. Germain. 2016. Is it efficient to single-handedly run a multi-machine harvesting operation? A case study from the Northeast United States. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 27(3): 140-150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14942119.2016.1214496
Germain, R.H., S. Bick, M.C. Kelly, J. Benjamin, and W. Farrand. 2016. A case study of three high-performing contract loggers with distinct harvest systems : Are they thriving, striving or just surviving? Forest Products Journal. 66(1/2):97–105. https://doi.org/10.13073/FPJ-D-15-00010
Kelly, M.C., R.H. Germain, and S.A. Mack. 2016. Forest conservation programs and the landowners who prefer them: Profiling family forest owners in the New York City watershed. Land Use Policy. 50(1): 17-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.08.026
Kelly, M.C., R.H. Germain, and S.V. Stehman. 2015. Family forest owner preferences for forest conservation programs: A New York Case Study. Forest Science. 61(3): 597-603. https://doi.org/10.5849/forsci.13-120
Dillingham, R.T., W.S. Breffle and M.C. Kelly. In press. A Latent-class discrete-choice model of demand for economics electives: A case study on the challenge to increase enrollment. The Journal of Marketing for Higher Education
Kelly, M.C. and R.H. Germain. 2014. The price of freedom: Single-operator timber harvests in the Northeast United States. Proceedings, Annual Meeting, Council on Forest Engineering, Moline, IL. DOI: http://web1.cnre.vt.edu/forestry/cofe/documents/2014/Kelly%20and%20Germain%20Paper.pdf
Germain, R.H., S., Bick, J.G. Benjamin, W. Ferrand, and M.C. Kelly. 2014. Silviculture matters! But not without loggers. Proceedings, Annual Meeting, Council on Forest Engineering, Moline, IL. DOI: http://web1.cnre.vt.edu/forestry/cofe/documents/2014/Germain,%20Bick,%20Benjamin,%20Farrand%20and%20Kelly%20Paper.pdf